Two Iowa "enlistees" were Shipped out Thursday night for 12 weeks of "basic" training with the army canine corps at Fort Robinson at Crawford, Neb.-^
If they learn their lessons sat¬isfactorily, both will be qualified for active service in the Pacific area.
The dogs are "Tok," 22-month-old Malemute husky, owned by Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Plummer, Altoona, la., and "Brownie," 14-month-old collie belonging to Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Anderson, Norwalk,1 la.
Both families are going up their ^ pets because of the war depart¬ment request for 1,600 dogs for training before Sept. 1.- '.
"Tok" is an Alaska nativ^ Hummer, formerly employed on
the Alcan highway, has had the dog since it was 14 weeks old.
"Tok" weighs 125 pounds and is 30 inches tall. Mrs. Plummer said "Tok" was not a problem
during the meat shortage, because he is satisfied with a gruel of oatf meal and corn, scraps, and an oc¬casional bone.-- ^
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Saying good-bye before their pets leave for war are Barbara Sue Anderson, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Anderson, Norwalk, Ia., and Billy Plummer, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Plummer, Altoona, Ia. "Brownie" Barbara's collie, and "Tok" Billy's Malemute husky, will Join the canine corps at Fort Robinson, Neb.
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